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LISTEN: World War II Story: Under Cover in France, 1943 – 1944

(Editorial Note: When John Hartley Watlington came home in 1944, it seemed as if he had returned from the dead, for he had been completely lost to his family for just under a year. He was extremely reserved concerning his adventures for he knew that many brave French people who had befriended him and other allied service men would be punished by the Germans if their activities became known. Hartley Watlington told his story to his mother, who took it…

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Bermuda During the Second World War

In September 1939, Dr. William (Bill) Cooke was just 11½ years old, living in a BELCO owned house on Cemetery Road. Years later he would write in his memoir that he saw “several policemen ride up to the BELCO Front…

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LISTEN: Cassie White World War I Memoir

On July 14th the Chief Nurse of Base Hospital 31 notified me that I was to go on detailed service. I had a half hour to get ready for the Ambulance that was to take 8 of us nurses, including…

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Short Story: George and the Haunted House

It's 1932 and a young seaman, posted with the Royal Navy in Dockyard, gets a night out in Hamilton with his mates. What could go wrong? This article was first published in the August 1932 issue of The Bermudian. It…

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LISTEN: A Boer on Burt’s Island and the Reflections of August Carl Schulenburg

Translated from Afrikaans by Dr. C.A.R. Schulenburg and edited by C.H. Benbow On the 8th of May 1901, thirty-two of us in Area 2 were surrounded by the British and taken prisoner. I had little with me, except my rifle…

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The “Queen” and Her Master

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the January 1959 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally.   Ray Pushie, gimlet-eyed purser of Q.T.E.V. Queen of Bermuda, faces passengers from behind the…